As teenagers' in the 1960's, my sister and I worked in our mother's Golden Needles Knit Shop on Mercer Island to help supplement our up-coming college expenses. Our mother taught us to love all of the different needle crafts; we had many seaters, doilies, needlepoint tapestries, etc. Not until 10 years ago did I start to incorporate beads with my needlework. My crocheted projects are small and only requre a crochet hook and beads, so my little cosmetic pouch became my "crochet" pouch and it travels with me everywhere I go.
Since recent retirement and moving to the Island, I was invited, and have joined, the Whidbey Weavers Guild in Coupeville and I am honored to have my jewelry accepted as part of the Whidbey Art Gallery here in Langley.
It is a challenge for me to crochet with many different forms, shapes of materials and combinations to see the interesting designs that they produce. All my necklaces are one of a kind and I would proudly wear any of them ....I think I have finally found my niche in the world of needlecraft.
Clinton, Whidbey Island
Whidbey Art Gallery ~ 220 2nd Street, Langley WA 98260 ~ (360) 221-7675 Hours: Daily 10am - 5pm